The 400 Blows: Film Guide

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Short (1-4 activities)

A film guide that looks at Les Quatre Cents Coups (The 400 Blows) (1959), an iconic coming-of-age of age film about a young, misunderstood boy who finds sanctuary in the streets of Paris.


This guide is useful for exploring subjects including Film Studies in addition to highlighting themes surrounding family, school, film history and filmmaking.

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  • Film Studies
  • Languages
  • French

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